OSI Group Expands in Australia; About David McDonald

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OSI Group began as a small family owned business in Chicago. Partially due to the partnership with fast food restaurant McDonald’s, OSI Group has been able to expand to all corners of the globe. They now have operations in the United States, Holland, and Australia. Their activities in Australia recently took a turn for the better. Their Australian division, OSI International Foods{Australia,} completed a merger with Turi Foods. This merger comes with a name change to the division: it is now called Turosi Pty Ltd. The two companies have agreed upon a shared ownership. “OSI and Turi have built a business of strong reputation with the customers each company serves,” said David McDonald, the President of OSI Group. David McDonald continued, saying that together, OSI Group and Turi, as a single entity, have tremendous potential to better serve their customers.

Together, a total of five plants are operational under the newly created partnership.

About OSI Group and David McDonald

OSI Group was created by Otto Kolschowsky, a German-immigrant who was living in Chicago, Illinois. He created the company under the name Otto & Sons, operating a simply butchery and deli for the Chicago area. The transformation from Otto & Sons to OSI Group was a slow one. With a partnership with McDonald’s, whose first restaurant was in the State of Illinois, Otto & Sons was able to expand at a pace unimaginable. In 1973, the company built its first plant dedicated solely to the production of McDonald’s products. Next came expansion and focus. The Otto & Sons name was now solely working to supply McDonald’s, selling off their other assets. In 1975, the name was officially changed to OSI Industries.

Now known as OSI Group, David McDonald leads the company as COO and President. He attended Iowa State University, obtaining a degree in Animal Science. In addition to working for OSI Group, McDonald has worked with Marfrig Global Foods. He is also the Chairman at the North American Meat Institute.

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